10
Mar
2017
March 10, 2017
IFI Staff
Pick your poison. Heroin. Prescription painkillers. Excessive alcohol. Suicide by cop. Increasingly, such poisons are glaring evidence of troubling trends among America's working class poor, especially white, middle-aged Midwesterners. For the first time since 1993, life expectancy declined last year. We also know the dismal statistics of stagnant incomes and "underwater" homeowners, again especially among the nation's working poor, since the Great Recession. Some say these trends fueled President Donald's Trump victory...
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09
Mar
2017
March 9, 2017
IFI Staff
The Indiana House of Representatives recently passed HB 1002, a bill that, if passed by the Indiana Senate, will increase the gas tax and vehicle registration fees, and also lay the foundation for toll roads on Indiana highways. The Andrew Smith Center for Family Prosperity has commissioned the American Conservative Union to conduct a full review of the proposed gas tax increase and what it would mean practically for families in Indiana. You can read the full text of the report here. Analysis in the report shows that a higher gas tax would...
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02
Mar
2017
March 2, 2017
IFI Staff
It’s no secret that public schools aren’t always the best advocates for the First Amendment, but that didn’t keep one brave student from taking a stand against her high school’s administration. When administrators told Mary Carmen Zakrajsek, president of Carmel Teens for Life, that they removed her banner with a pro-life message in the Carmel High School cafeteria, she knew that the battle was about more than just the right to speak freely. It was a battle over worldview. "It definitely sparked a conversation,...
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23
Feb
2017
February 23, 2017
Ryan.McCann
    IFI Press Release              Mary Carmen Zakrajsek, the president of Carmel Teens for Life, and Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute, will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. today near Carmel High School immediately before the student group re-posts a banned banner inside the high school.   IFI supported the group in its dispute with the school and invited Mary Carmen to testify Monday on a student religious liberty bill before the Indiana General Assembly....
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